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Rainforest Action Network Calls on Lead Palm Oil, Pulp and Paper Consumers to Support Indonesian Moratorium on Forest Destruction

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2011

San Francisco, CA—Days before the President of Indonesia is expected to sign a moratorium on the expansion of logging on new pulp, paper and palm oil concessions, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has warned leading consumer companies and investors of potential shortcomings in the moratorium. A Briefing Note about the moratorium was sent to almost 100 companies including Bank of America, General Mills, Target, Staples, Gucci Group, Office Depot, Scholastic, Levi’s, Safeway, and other leading brands.
 

Rainforest Action Network Statement in Support of Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2011

For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 2

CONTACT:
Nell Greenberg, 510.847.9777

San Francisco, CA— After nearly five hours of deliberations, today a jury has convicted eco-activist Tim DeChristopher, 29, of two felonies for placing false bids at an oil and gas lease auction. DeChristopher could face as much as 10 years in prison.

In response, Rebecca Tarbotton, executive director of Rainforest Action Network, issued the following statement.

Coalition Protests Ambre Energy’s Push for Coal Exports

Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Opposition to Dirty Energy Rises in Lead Up to Tim DeChristopher Trial

Rainforest Action Network and Amazon Watch Statement on Ecuador Court Ruling Against Chevron

Release Date: 
Monday, February 14, 2011

For Immediate Release
 
CONTACTS:
Nell Greenberg, Rainforest Action Network, 510.847.9777
Caroline Bennett, Amazon Watch, 510.520.9390

SAN FRANCISCO-Today a court in Lago Agrio, Ecuador has ruled in favor of the residents of Ecuador's Amazon region who have spent the last 18 years seeking damages for crude oil pollution. Chevron inherited the suit when it bought Texaco in 2001, and has denied the allegations of environmental damage.

New Report Finds Bank Carbon Principles Did Not Curb Financing of Coal

Release Date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2011

San Francisco—Today Rainforest Action Network (RAN) released The Principle Matter: Banks, Climate & The Carbon Principles, a new report assessing the impact of the much-lauded 2008 Carbon Principles signed by six of the country’s leading banks. In reviewing bank investment from January 2008 to June of 2010, the report found that there is no evidence that the Carbon Principles stopped or slowed financing to carbon-intensive projects. In addition, the report found that there is no evidence that the Carbon Principles spurred investment in clean energy in greater levels.

Rainforest Action Network Statement on EPA Veto of the Spruce Mine Permit

Release Date: 
Thursday, January 13, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Amanda Starbuck 415-659-0510

Royal Bank of Canada Steps Away from Tar Sands With Support for First Nation Rights

Release Date: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO—The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) today made public its new environmental and social standards, which will govern financing of clients in high-impact sectors including Canada’s tar sands. The announcement marks a significant about face on tar sands by one of the sectors biggest financiers. The policy is the first by a major international bank to document whether bank clients have received consent from Indigenous communities.

New Report Shows Publishing Industry Trend to Protect Rainforests; Two Leading Publishers Receive Failing Grades

Release Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2010

San Francisco – Eleven of the nation’s largest children’s book publishers are receiving grades on their roles in rainforest protection today. In a new report and consumer guide released by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), “Rainforest-Safe Kids' Books: How Do Publishers Stack Up?” leading book publishers are being ranked based on their paper policies and purchasing practices.

Make Black Friday Green, by keeping the trees in mind this year

Release Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2010

San Francisco – In time for Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) wants to help consumers make better choices about the books they buy this holiday season. A report and consumer guide released by the group called, “Rainforest-Safe Kids' Books: How Do Publishers Stack Up?” finds that publishers of popular kids’ books including Where the Wild Things Are and Baby Einstein are using paper linked to Indonesian rainforest destruction and global warming.

'Chevron's Pricey PR Push Still Cheaper Than Pollution Cleanup'

One ad features a smiling elderly indigenous man wearing a bandana, with the words "OIL COMPANIES SHOULD CLEAN UP THEIR MESSES," along with a red stamp the reads "We Agree"--followed by the signatures of Chevron higher-ups. The ad is an apparent reference to a years-long lawsuit in Ecuador, where Chevron is accused of being responsible for $27 billion of oil pollution clean-up costs.

Fast Company
Monday, October 18, 2010